Month: October 2008

That Rioja Rosé

It’s called Terrasota 2007 rosé, and it’s from Marks and Spencer, coming in at 14 percent. It is very full-bodied, with a real tang of summer fruits, but without being too sweet. The label suggests cranberry, strawberry and red cherry, which...

Champers

This weekend, I was lucky enough to try three new chamapgnes which I never had before. Once you get above a certain level of quality, I’ve found it’s very difficult to tell apart different champagnes. They’re all very smooth, with very...

Swordfish Milanese

It sounded too intriguing not to try. I was at Fish Works near Piccadilly, inside this time to escape the rain and cold winds. I began with whitebait, plump and lightly cooked, while my dining companion tried the Fish Works starter...

Aki Teri variation

The restaurant was Aki Teri, and the food was once again magnificent. This time, I altered the format slightly, by choosing several small intro dishes instead of one larger dish. We had deep fried prawns with garlic, deep fried soft shell...

Steakout

The cornerstone of the meal was definitely the two onglet steaks that we had for the main course. They came with Maris Piper pommes frites and grilled tomato Provencale on the side, and a delightful Béarnaise sauce in its own little...

My local deli

Balzano’s in Cambridge is an authentic Italian deli established well over 30 years ago now and still  serving the well-settled local Italian community and everyone else….It has a fantastic bakery where bread is still baked each day and supplied to a...

Dinner with the rocket boys

Cambridge University Spaceflight had their first formal dinner of the new term, celebrating two record-breaking balloon launches, successful tests of some very sophisticated tracking technology, and (of course) more work on the rockets they will send into space within a few...